Pogba : Arsenal the club of my heart

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/02/2017

Florentin Pogba has declared Arsenal "the club of my heart" as he prepares to face brother Paul Pogba in the Europa League.

The 26-year-old Guinea international will be a part of the Saint-Etienne team that travel to Manchester United for the first leg of their Europa League last-32 clash on Thursday, and the fixture will see him lock horns with his brother - the first time it will be happening in a professional football match.

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Speaking to The Guardian ahead of Thursday night's match, Florentin revealed his allegiance to one of United's biggest rivals Arsenal.

“Arsenal is the club of my heart,” Florentin said.

“I’ve supported them ever since the Invincibles – what a team!

"The downside of being a professional is you rarely get a chance to go to watch other teams so I’ve never actually been to the Emirates. But one day I will, hopefully.”

Will Florentin and Paul swap shirts at the end of Saint-Etienne's game against United?

“I’ve never asked a player to swap jerseys at the end of the game, although I do have some because when I’ve played against friends we’ve just sort of swapped spontaneously," Florentin added. "I think that after this game there’ll be a quite natural exchange of shirts.”

Florentin's twin brother Mathias Pogba currently plays for Sparta Rotterdam in Holland.